Casey Stoney has said that the Women’s Super League is “very white” and needs more black, Asian and minority ethnic role models for young players.
Manchester United Women’s team currently sit third in the league, six points behind leaders Chelsea, but Stoney sees problems with how the football governing bodies are run.
“Our game is very white, and that has to change. We have to look at what the barriers and challenges are,” Stoney told Sky Sports. “We have to make sure everybody feels this is a game for them.
“We need visibility, so people can see role models within the game. If you can’t see it, you can’t be it. Equality and diversity is something we have to improve drastically. You look across the top WSL clubs, you can count on one hand the amount of black and minority ethic players there are in the game. That’s got to change.”